A Message from the National Executive Director
Welcome to the Masters And slaves Together, International (MAsT) WebSite, enjoy your visit.
The purpose of MAsT is to support, directly and indirectly, those of all genders and all sexual orientations living or interested in engaging in personal relationships that are based upon the conscious exchange of power and authority.
MAsT is therefore dedicated to equipping individuals with tools and resources that will assist them in developing relationships that are healthy, functional, and real. We fulfill our purpose thru local Chapters, support groups, educational and social opportunities and our MAsT WebSite and Forum.
Our continuing concern is to provide fellowship, support, education and connections for the growing numbers of people walking this path. MAsT has active local Chapters in a large number of metropolitan areas worldwide. Some of these areas have two chapters. We also have strong interest and local leadership for new Chapters in a number of other areas with several actively "in formation." Click the "Locate" button under "Chapters" at the left to explore where our Chapters are located.
Our existing Chapters are being strengthened and a number of new Chapters have gotten a good start. Now we seek to expand into new territory as good local leadership can be found and developed. We welcome inquiries in this area. Some in our community have talent as writers and they have allowed pieces of their work to be published in our Members Forum. Please click the "Forum" button at the left to read from our library of articles. Should you have something to add, I encourage you to participate in the Members Forum or submit your own articles to the Library. Contact me at the email address below with your submissions.
Some readers may be aware that in the past MAsT sponsored the International Master/slave Contest. That contest is no longer part of Masters And slaves Together, International. Ownership of that contest was legally separated from MAsT in 1999. It is now owned by SouthPlains LeatherFest. A number of regional Master/slave contests have recently been developed as feeders to the International Master/slave Contest. To learn more about these contests, please click the "Contests" buttons at the left.
Again, enjoy your visit to MAsT's website. Hopefully there is some information here that will aid you in your chosen life's path.
Master Bob Blount
MAsT exists as an education, support and resource group for individuals involved in, or interested in, the Master/slave lifestyle. MAsT provides an opportunity and forum for like-minded individuals to come together for discussion of issues that concern Masters and slaves, to share ideas and gain and/or share knowledge of the Master/slave lifestyle.
News and Announcements
MAsT International's Members Choice for Presenter of the Year Award
The MAsT International's Members Choice for Presenter of the Year Award will be presented to an individual, couple or family that has presented workshops and or classes on the Master/slave way of life and has freely given of their time to the Master/slave Community. Choose the AWARD tab for more information.
3rd Annual General Membership Meeting March 7, 2013 in Dallas the day before South Plains LeatherFest
Our AGM is planned for Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The name of the meeting room will be announced closer to the date.
We will have a business summary including the financial aspect. We will advise you of the projects that were accomplished during the year and what we see for the coming year.
The round table discussions we have had gives the members that attend the opportunity to have a voice in what's important to their chapter, as well as sharing their experiences, strengths and hopes.
T-Shirts, Banners and Flags
We have been working very hard at procuring T-shirts, banners and flags for MAsT. During this project we have run into several problems.
We now have bids on the banners and flags. We hope to debut them during the Annual General Membership meeting in Dallas on March 8th, just prior to South Plains Leather Fest.
T-shirts have been a more frustrating project. We have decided the chapters would probably do better at making their own T-shirts than International trying to make and stock various sizes and styles.
There are 2 approved logos you can use. One was sent out about a year ago and for any new chapters it would have been sent when your petition was accepted. That logo is "Masters And slaves Together" with your chapter name.
The other style of logo is the "MAsT" oval. Your Regional Representative will be sending out the logos. slave jezebel can make a rocker with the chapter name. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The logos must be used without modification since they are trademarked.
We prefer you use black and white T-shirts but ultimately the final decision is yours. Any other artistic design is up to you.
We would love to see you show up at the AGM wearing your chapter T-shirts.
Good Luck and happy printing!
Masters And slaves Together International ("MAsT") is an association of individuals interested in engaging in personal relationships that are based upon the conscious exchange of power and authority. MAsT believes that such relationships can be a valid path to authenticity, self-actualization, and happiness for such individuals, and MAsT is therefore dedicated to equipping them with tools and resources that will assist them in developing relationships that are healthy, functional, and real. Through the sanctioning of local chapters that meet on a regular basis, MAsT provides social and support opportunities for its members and fosters the beneficial exchange of lifestyle knowledge and experience. MAsT is committed to demystifying M/s, D/s, and other power exchange relationships for those in the leather/fetish/BDSM community and, on a greater level, to correcting the misinformation and combating the denigration that often occurs in our larger societies with respect to such relationships.
MAsT believes that power exchange relationships can be a valid path to authenticity, self-actualization, and happiness.
MAsT is open to all adults interested in consensual power exchange relationships.
MAsT welcomes people of every sexual and gender identity, race and ethnicity, body type, socio-economic status, physical capability, and religion or spiritual practice (including those with no spiritual beliefs).
MAsT's respect for inclusivity and diversity does not preclude each MAsT chapter from assembling according to the desires of the chapter director, and from determining the criteria for membership or participation in that chapter.
MAsT encourages the healthy development and support of power exchange relationships through the sharing of knowledge, experiences, perspectives and ideas among its members.
MAsT believes that the individuals who enter into a power exchange relationship do so as equals and that, as with other types of personal relationships, power exchange participants have an obligation to support the well-being of the relationship and that of those with whom they've engaged in such relationships.
MAsT believes that every individual who engages in a power exchange relationship has a primary obligation to their own well-being and is therefore responsible for taking appropriate action if such relationship becomes detrimental to their sense of well-being or is otherwise no longer personally satisfying.
MAsT believes that the protocols created by those in a power exchange relationship apply only to the individuals engaged in that relationship. The individuals in the relationship do not have the right to impose their protocols onto others, and those who are not a part of that relationship have neither the right nor the obligation to participate in such protocols when interacting with the individuals in the relationship.